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as having black hair, dark eyes and a light sust -- car damages after superstorm sandy boosted car sales. ktvu's cara liu is live. what are we seeing in the south bay? >> reporter: this dealership sold six cars over the weekend. including an suv like this one. they say that is a good weekend considering the rainy conditions. >> reporter: u.s. car sells were up in -- sales were up in november. he says it is one of several indicators the economy is recovering. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. gdp continues to grow. looks like the housing market may have bottomed out. so it is a recovery. >> reporter: volkswagen up 35%. and toyota up 17%. chrysler up 14%. here in the bay area, they say the november numbers aren't in but so far they beating the national trend. >> we are seeing increased sales. again, some 25% year to date this year. >> reporter: he says it is encouraging news that more people are willing to buy new cars and trucks. >> in the united states athere is 17 million cars and truck -- states there is 17 million cars and trucks. >> reporter: november was a difficult mont
affected by sandy. superstorm sandy is estimated to be the most costly natural disaster in the united states since hurricane katrina. >> the recent rains we've had here have produced some good news for the ma rist canyon county water supplies. they're showing the highest levels ever recorded for this time of year. the down side is mud slides if the ground doesn't get a chance to dry out by any measures this weekend will be a far cry from last weekend. our meteorologist mark is here with the sgluz last week, we had storm no. 2 two approaching the bay area and then we were advertising the third strong one. no storms this week and as you can see, mostly clear sky there with the exception of a batch of high clouds moving toward the central portion of the bay. as far as temperatures they are cooling off. most areas are in the 50s. santa rosa 56, oakland, 56 with winds not too much of a factor. if you're looking toward the bay waters earlier today, i noticed the calm conditions. satellite, no rain drops expected. in fact the storm track heading to the north of the bay area so we can guara
. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week t
. joe wiesenfelder of cars.com says due to superstorm sandy, the numbers may continue to roll in positive for months to come. "some of what we are seeing is probably deferred purchases in november from that period of the storm itself. gains were also reported among foriegn brands like toyota, where sales were up 17%. the automaker continues to recover from last year's devastating tsunami. a deal may be taking flight between virgin atlantic and delta. reuters reports that singapore airlines is planning to sell its 49% stake in virgin atlantic. sources say delta could be stepping in to buy, which would give delta access to virgin atlantic's hub at london's heathrow airport. due to heathrow's high volume of flights, many airlines are interested in acquiring space there. the bank at the center of the worldwide interest rate rigging scandal is in talks to reach a settlement. switerzland's largest bank, ubs, may wind up paying a record fine of more than $450 million for allegedly manipulating the libor. libor has to do with the interest rates banks charge each other for borrowing co
long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. l
recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news
on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if you take good photos or video we want to see them to ureport kgo-tv.com. >>> a missing couple feared caught b
is a sign that nearly the effects of superstorm sandy has faded. and this comes as the government releases the closely- watched survey for november. >>> apple will produce one of its existing lines of mcintosh computers next year. tim cook, the ceo, did not say which line or where in the house -- where in the u.s., the computers will be assembled. many are made in china. in the 1980s, they were made in fremont. in 1990, the production moved to elk grove in sacramento county. >>> lawyers for apple and samsung are scheduled to be back in federal court in san jose today. samsung wants the judge to throw out a billion-dollar judgment against it for infridgement and wants the judge to add $5 million of the award and -- apple wants the judge to add $5 million to the award. apple's stock, it is up nearly 1% after taking a big fall yesterday. >>> the grammy nominees were announced this morning and "fun" could get all top three awards for album, record and song of the year. "fun" shares a tally of six nominations with five other artists -- >>> the san francisco symphony also received a nod for best
,000 people. claims surged in mid-november after superstorm sandy put many out of a job. data from the u.s. department of labor revealed california's program failed every year since 2001 to send 87% of first payments within three weeks as required by federal standards. f bart's board of -- >>> bart's board of directors gives military veterans an advantage. they will get a 5% bunk to their score. it does not apply to those who were dishonorably discharged. f muni sell -- >>> money celebrates its 100th birthday. they plan to offer free rides on the anniversary day. in 1912 the fairs were a nickel. the mta considered charging a nickel on december 28 but free ride turned out to be more feasible. >>> mayor ed lee signed an ordinance banning nudity. it will go into effect february 1. >>> drying out afters of rain but weather could be an obstacle. what you can expect to see tomorrow. >> and crabbers being pinched on prices? >> 2 dollars 75 instead of $3. >> why their dispute could make it harder forria to by -- for you to buy crabs. >>> may be difficult to find crabs this season. it is not the
the jobs report will show employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason, worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an impact. some estimate at least 200,000 fewer jobs have been created this year, due to urn certainty about the fiscal cliff. -- >> reporter: >> the president: it is important we get this done now. >> reporter: in washington republicans and democrats are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obama demanding higher tax rates for the wealthy and permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he showed what is he is after is assuming unprecedented power without limit. >> reporter: republicans say they will only raise tax revenue in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal one casualty would be the end of compensation for long term unemployed, people like melinda worried. >> christmas and things of that nature probably off the table. >> reporter: aides met yesterday but no signs of progress. tahman bradley, abc7 news. >>> if you park at a bart station while ri
creation was down substantially from october because of superstorm sandy. >>> apple fans, did you know all your apple l products are made in china. you may have not that but it's about -- known that but it's about to change. they will start assembling one of their mass computer models here in the usa. analysts are calling this a big move. >> for apple l to step out and say this is something they want to do, they want to manufacture here in the united states, it's a big deal. and it's a big differentiator for this country. >> the plan did make apple products before the company moved production overseas. >>> zynga is a leader in virtual poker but it wants to get into real money gambling. they filed an application with the nevada gaming parole board, a process that could take up 18 moments. shares rose 17% after that announcement. >>> encouraging news on diet and breast cancer. micro nutrients found in fruits and vegetables have cancer fighting properties. women who eat fresh produce may reduce their risk. there is evidence that the micro nutrients keep tumors from growing as well. there's ne
last month. that's more than expected because economists had worried that superstorm sandy had cut into job creation. apparently not the case. money watch reporter ashley morrison is going to join us in a couple of minutes and we will chat more about that. >>> gay couples in california are awaiting a supreme court decision that could come today. anne makovec joins us live here in san francisco with what could happen on the prop 8 case later today. ann good morning. >> the legality of california's prop 8, the ban on same sex marriage has gone to either side several times since it was passed back in 2008 and today. everybody is wondering what the supreme court is going to do. the u.s. supreme court scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is california's ban on same sex marriage approved by voters. pro prop 8 side is appealing a decision by the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting t
after superstorm sandy. that story.. coming up. victims of super storm sandy in new york are expecting to get about 40 billion of dollars in federal relief to help cover the costs of damaged homes... transit systems... hospitals and more than three hundred thousand homes suffered serious damage. lawmakers are hoping to have a deal in place before the end of the year. more than 100 new jersey resients won't be allowed to return home until at least saturday... as crews continue to work to clear the hazardous gas that spilled when a freight train derailed on the train was knocked paulsboro... new jersey when a bridge collapsed. as many as five cars fell into the creek below. the political crisis in egypt appears to be worsening. earlier today islamist demonstrators carrying banners denouncing the nation's highest court prevented judges from entering the courthouse. the judicial system and president mohammed morsi have been butting heads ever since morsi granted himself sweeping powers... giving both him and the islamist panel drafting the new constitution immunity from the cour
rebuild after superstorm sandy. in new york city, a jury deliberated more than a week in the trial of a bus driver accused of being so tired, he caused a crash that killed 15 of his passengers. today came the verdict: not guilty. and michelle miller tells us the driver is a free man tonight. .> how do you find the >> hndant, guilty or not guilty? >> not guilty. t reporter: the bus driver wept veen he heard the verdict. ears ill williams could have faced 15 years in prison. hisas driving 32 people from a connecticut casino to new york's chinatown when his bus hit a guardrail, toppled, and was torn open by a signpost. williams claimed he'd been cut off by a tractor-trailer. investigators found no evidence of that. but they discovered williams averaged three hours of sleep in the days before the crash. they cited driver fatigue as the probable cause. florence wong's father don lee was killed in the crash. >> he had 15 lives that was under under his control and they're not here. he has to live with that with conscinscience. >> reporter: prosecutors called 55 witnesses but could not pro
over drugs. >> president obama is asking for $60 billions for recovery effort for superstorm sandy. the president made the request today. in a statement the governors said the money would help them rebuild and help protect them from future storms. >>> highway 1 is going to be closed for another week. it was closed on wednesday after a section was damaged during the storms. the road will remain closed while crews work on long term repairs. they hope to have it reopened next friday. detours are in place. >>> you are umbrellas get a break this weekend. no rainfall over the next few days. looks good for saturday and sunday. right now the maps, few high clouds moving into the bay area. also cold temperatures. look that current numbers. san jose right now 50 degrees. look at these upper 30s to lower 40s in the north bay and inland valleys. natcha 39 -- napa 39. and with temperatures matching the dew points, reports of fog. visibility half mile last check. could be going down in the next few hours. headlines for tonight, fair skies. chilly out there. this weekend, dry and temperatures mil
for recovery effort for superstorm sandy. the president made the request today. in a statement the governors said the money would help them rebuild and help protect them from future storms. >>> highway 1 is going to be closed for another week. it was closed on wednesday after a section was damaged during the storms. the road will remain closed while crews work on long term repairs. they hope to have it reopened next friday. detours are in place. >>> you are umbrellas get a break this weekend. no rainfall over the next few days. looks good for saturday and sunday. right now the maps, few high clouds moving into the bay area. also cold temperatures. look that current numbers. san jose right now 50 degrees. look at these upper 30s to lower 40s in the north bay and inland valleys. natcha 39 -- napa 39. and with temperatures matching the dew points, reports of fog. visibility half mile last check. could be going down in the next few hours. headlines for tonight, fair skies. chilly out there. this weekend, dry and temperatures mild on sunday. the extended, cooling trend and showers across parts of
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, the impact from superstorm sandy. it wasn't there. that's what the bureau of labor sta stisks told us. we thought it might have a significant impact. it didn't. second of all, a number of people gave up on looking for work. that's why you see the significant decline in the unemployment rate. >> where were the jobs gained? >> primarily retail, which added 53,000 jobs. business services have been strong throughout this recovery. we saw those add 43,000 jobs and lastly health care, which has been one of those fields that most people would say is untouchable because there's a growing need for health care as the boomer population ages and because there are consistently jobs in the health care. also computer services were strong. retail, one thing to note, it's november, people hire for the holidays. >> rebecca jarvis, thank you. >> now to the crisis in the middle east. rejecting president mohamed morsi's call for reconciliation, refusing to compromise last night as he spoke to the nation. earlier, morsi got a call from president obama after a deadly confrontation between morsi's supporters and
for money on behalf of the states hardest hit by superstorm sandy. president is requesting more in a joint statement, new and new jersey governor chris christie say, the money will help their states rebuild. they also say the money will region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby >> it has been 71 years since the attack on pearl harbor. bringing the u-s into world war two. coast guard island. gathered to honor those who were killed in the attack that killed about 24-hundred people. the local ceremony included a 21 gun salute. >> what a time to be out watching movies! >> they have to be out there because of the academy awards. they're hoping to go home with gold i have some great movies. and movies. gerard butler in playing for keeps.. the month when jan wahl that- >> andzero dark thirty with kathryn bigelow and those are not coming out for a couple of weeks but first, let me talk about this one there are so many good ones right now. first, let us get rid of playing for keeps. gerard butler is promising but it does not seem to pan out. it looks like he's
.s. ambassador to the u.k. or france. what? my take on that next. stuart: superstorm sandy made landfall in america more than a month ago. some businesses are still seeing the effects. shares of darden restaurants, that's the company that owns red lobster, olive garden, they are down today after the company announced it expects to make less money next year than it originally forecast. the company is blaming superstorm sandy for its lackluster performance. republicans submitted their solution to the fiscal cliff yesterday. white house and other democrats dismissed it immediately. take a look at how that affected the market this morning. not at all. the dow is up 43. 13,000 is where we are. liz macdonald says we will see is a last minute deal, christmas eve, new year's eve, on the fiscal cliff. we shall see. next, a special early my take. i am fired up about the prospect of ambassador anna wintour. i couldn't wait for the normal time. i'm going to do it early. stay right there. and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in tw
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
with the mess here had been back dealing with the mess after superstorm sandy on the east coast, came here for a few days he's going back there because there is much more to do there he says he will come back here when the next storm hits which hopefully will be a few days from now. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today a section of the road collapsed after recent storms you can look here vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency evacuation fixing the entire road will take one month. >>> in san francisco department of public works preparing for more rain crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and latch -- and large branches during last sunday's storm since then they've been checking vulnerable trees and clearing catch basins. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage you can track the storm any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. if you take any good weather photos or video we want to see it, them to ureport. >>> violent night in three bay area cities where sho
, superstorm sandy forcing the national weather service to rethink the way it warns the public about dangerous staorps. proposal would give the service the option of aoeufrb ewing watches and warnings for storms that threaten life and property between they are no longer and tropical storms. the service was criticized after it stopped issuing warns after winds fell below 74 miles an hour. critics say that caused in the storm's path to fail to realize now dangerous it still was. >>> dispute over the price of crab keeping boats in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are paying $1.80. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> 5:57. it is raiders day on abc 7 fans are already pumped up. >>> watery mess in san francisco causing problems for commuters right now. why the driver who hit this hydrant is in jail this morning. >>> he did having news in east bay deputies found a body alongside i-680. we are live at the scene. ♪ i'd like to thank
claims. that is a drop of 25,000 from the week before. it is a sign all of the effects from superstorm sandy have faded. on wall street today, still looking for a compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the dow is up 39 to 13,074. the nasdaq is up 15 at 2,989. the s&p is up 4 at 1,413. >>> 360,000 californians will lose long term jobless benefits in three weeks if congress doesn't take action. today senators unveiled their pitch to extend unemployment insurance in 2013. it provides support after state help runs out. >> these are families. families. who depend on these benefits. benefits not an entitlement, they earned the benefits. >> some opponents say the aid should lapse because it discouraging people from looking for work. coming up a warning for the secretary of -- from the secretary offense defense. the jobs on the chopping block in california. >>> a woman who was missing for six days was found last night. paula lane is hospitalized tonight. her boyfriend did not survive. live in nevada where the family is keeping watch tonight. how is she doing? >> reporter: she is recov
of superstorm sandy. the labor department reported that 370-thousand people filed initial jobless claims last week. that's down 25-thousand people compared to the previous week. claims surged in mid- november, after the storm put many workers out of a job temporarily. november's jobs report is due out tomorrow. return to the new fantasyland in the magic kingdom at walt disney world in florida is officially open for business. the expansion includes more disney characters and two new themed areas -- the enchanted forest and storybook circus. the 425-million-dollar expansion is the largest in of the original fantasyland. will be opened through 20- 14. sports as next.. is next (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> you are looking at surveillance video of a bandit that has been hitting a home in livermore repeatedly the resident hopes you can idenitfy this brazen in the middle of the night thief he would steal >> cigarette packs on the front yard some garden tools that were in thr front yard one time he went in the back and a bb gun was stolen sara belie
fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totaling $20,000. they are now asking for the public's help in identifing the woman. >>> we have new details about a 50-year-old woman who was shot and killed tuesday night while out on her bicycle near her
superstorm sandy did not significantly impact the number of jobs created last month. >>> military vets in the bay area have an advantage in the hiring process if they are interested in working at rapid transit. bart board of directors approved new hiring policy giving military vets press -- preference in the hiring process. starting january 1st the policy will give candidates 5% chance overcome . bart says those eligible must have at 181 days of active status and honorably discharged. >>> starting this morning wells fargo will begin granting $20,000 to east bay home owners who qualify for down payment assistance. part of a settle with the justice department. wells fargo offering five millions in assistance in areas most impacted by the housing crisis, to see if you qualify stop by the oakland convention center marriott hotel on broadway the two-day event runs from 10 to 7, today and tomorrow. >>> weather for those events should be fine, dry and we are going to start to warm up. this morning it is hard to believe. >> kind of chilly out there this morning, even cold. >>> absolutely, once
by superstorm sandy. a white house official says, the president has requested 60- point- four billion dollars. in a joint statement on the matter, governor andrew cuomo of new york and new jersey governor chris christie say, this money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuild. they also say, their request includes funding to invest in efforts to protect the region from impact of storms like sandy. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. >> a new jobs report shows. a big drop in the nations unemployment. last month, 146- thousand jobs were added in the u-s. right now, the unemployment rate is 7-point-7 percent. that number does not include people who have stopped looking for work. still - it is the lowest percentage in 4-years. kron 4's justine waldman has a closer look at employment growth here in the bay area. and shows us where the jobs are here >> according to the california employment development department. there are jobs in the bay area. you just need to know where to look. ruth kavanagh's job is to watch the job numbers. she tells me.
. significantly lower than what it saw in october but that was because of superstorm sandy, which it says effectively took 86,000 jobs out of the picture. the labor department reports overall job growth this friday. it says in october there was a gain of 171,000 jobs with the unemployment rate at 7.9%. >>> netflix big news yesterday when it announced an agreement with disney to start showing exclusively new disney movies beginning in 2016 streaming those movies for several months before they can be streamed or sold elsewhere. the "l.a. times" is reporting that netflix will pay disney upwards of $300 million a year in order to do that. but netflix got a big bump as stocks were up by 14% on the news. right now, netflix is pulling back a little bit down about 2.5%. overall market mixed right now with the dow up by 47 points. nasdaq is down by 9. the s&p up 1. apple weighing on the tech sector this morning shares down about 2.5%. michelle and frank, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> well, we have something new
of superstorm sandy largely ruled out. the four-week average at 408,000 is still elevated. most of the year we have seen claims around that 370,000 to 375,000 level which suggests modest growth. we get the november employment growth tomorrow. that's a key factor although again sandy will distort the numbers. >>> flat start on wall street. investors still looking for some progress. dow down 1, nasdaq down 1, s&p down 1, as well. apple shares down 1.25%. back to you. >> it's 1s across the board. thank you. >>> the new reality in washington state recreational use of marijuana is now legal. hundreds of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing and selling it is still a crime. colorado by the way also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. >>> just two years after arriving in the bay area, the "fresh & easy" market chain could be going away. there are 19 "fresh & easy" markets in the bay area employing a
for money to help his state rebuild from superstorm sandy. the storm destroyed 80% of seaside heights more than a month ago. the famous boardwalk was left in pieces. today governor chris christie asked the president and congress for more financial aid. christie says it's going to take $37 billion to recover and the president promises to help. >> he knows that our work is not done any more than the work in the states is done. >> president obama is expected to ask for $50 billion in storm relief for new jersey, new york and connecticut. >>> meantime, president obama made a special trip to virginia today to highlight his fix for the "fiscal cliff." the deadline for the president and congress to find a way to avoid tax increases and spending cuts is 25 days away. president obama made a special point to sit with a middle class family in virginia this afternoon. he was trying to offer an example of who would be hurt by the republican tax proposal. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives the sense of the costs i
the toll of superstorm sandy and concerns about the fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are set to trigger after january first unless the white house and congressional republicans strike a compromise. house speaker john boehner said friday the president's current approach could hamper future job growth. >> because the risk the president wants us to take, increasing tax rates, will hit many small businesses that produce 60 - 70 percent of the new jobs in our country >> democrats argue that without tax increases on the the revenue necessary to combine with the savings and with the spending cuts to reduce the deficit, to create jobs, to grow the economy, to improve the lives of the american people. >> about twelve million americans remain out of work. economists forecast dire consequences without a washington, i'm karin caifa. >>catherine: this is the 71st anniversary of the date that will live in infamy. december 7th 19-41 was when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. this was a moment of silence as 2-thousand people gathered in hawaii to honor those killed in the surprise attack.
spent on the east coast to repair homes damaged by superstorm sandy. the city of new york will send contractors out to restore power, restore heat and other essentials at no charge to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from fema. the city of new york will pay the rest of it. about 400 projects have been finished so far. >>> 8:46. the flu season is starting very early but california's looking good so far. state health officials say it's not been so bad for us so far this season -- season. doctors say -- you have plenty of time to get a flu shot. kaiser has given more than a million flu shots. 3% more than last year. every year, 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu- related illnesses. today newark, new jersey's mayor cory booker, will begin his challenge to live on food stamps for one week. the stanford grad made the bet on twitter with one of his followers. the two will eat only what they can buy with $29.87. that's the average amount people spend each week with food stamps. booker says he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 8:47. some librari
initial claims. they say it's a sign nearly all of the effects of superstorm sandy on the labor force have evaporated. this report comes a day before the government releases its closely watched job survey. there are reports that hiring sank last month because of sandy. >>> a new study shows if taxes go up on upper-income americans, the passage of proposition of 3 -- of proposition 30, raised the tax rate for california's highest income earnser -- earners to 13.3%. if the bush cuts expire at the end of the year, that would brick the overall tax rate for higherners in rainfall -- high earners to 51%. >>> this afternoon, president obama will visit a family in northern virginia. he will be talking about the importance of congress extending tax cuts for middle- klaas americans. it's all -- middle-class americans. it's tall about taking action to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the month. >>> back here, san jose police investigating a dadly hit and run. last night a man believed to be in his 50s was killed while crossing the intersection at white and kimby roads. he's the -- qwimby roads. t
government to reimburse the state for 100% of the cost of rebuilding from superstorm sandy. christie heads to washington on thursday to meet with federal officials. you know, parts of the new jersey coastline, complete devastated by this powerful storm. you know, governor christie estimates that sandy caused upwards of $20 billion of damages. >>> and the atlanta journal-constitution with more information about dozens of children and adults that were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at the local school there. at least 49 people were sent to the hospital yesterday. take a look at this. fire officials believe the heating system failed there. finch elementary had no carbon monoxide detectors, either. which, i guess, they're not required in georgia. and many parents complained they were left in the lurch because of poor communication. soledad o'brien will talk to a student, a parent and also a school official. so we'll get lots of sides there. >> also coming up, amazement and dismay. that's how fedex's ceo is describing the fiscal cliff crisis. i sat down with fred smith. hear what he has
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